Opinions on a Jensen P12Q in a DRRI?

Blues Jr

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I currently have a Jensen P12Q in my Deluxe Reverb. It was the stock speaker in the amp, which was a limited edition Blonde DRRI.
I have retubed with Tungsols all around, done the bright cap, pulled V1 and use only the Vibrato channel.

I like the speaker ok, it does have a nice clean tone, but somewhat thin. It's maybe too clean. Breakup is around 5-6 on the volume with a Strat.
I've been thinking of swapping it for something with a little more beef, nicer lows and an all around bigger fatter sound. An earlier breakup would be nice as well.

I heard a few clips on YouTube of a DRRI & a Celestion Gold that sounded pretty darn good.

Any thoughts? Thanks.
 

daddyo

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Have the same amp with the same tubes but I kept the bright cap. I like it for what I need but the bass does get a little farty at high volumes but so did the originals. I can't help you with a Gold but I imagine that there are a lot of speakers that would have a tighter bass and a bigger sound. Weber is very popular. Do a search as there is at least one large DRRI speaker thread going here recently. At least my post will bump this thread.
 

Steve Dallas

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Jensen P12N if you like the Jensen tone.

AlNiCo Tone Tubby is a good option.

Celestion Gold sounds nice.

Celestion G12H30 sounds great in DRs.
 

Blues Jr

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Have the same amp with the same tubes but I kept the bright cap. I like it for what I need but the bass does get a little farty at high volumes but so did the originals. I can't help you with a Gold but I imagine that there are a lot of speakers that would have a tighter bass and a bigger sound. Weber is very popular. Do a search as there is at least one large DRRI speaker thread going here recently. At least my post will bump this thread.

Thanks, i'll do a search.
 

Blues Jr

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Jensen P12N if you like the Jensen tone.

AlNiCo Tone Tubby is a good option.

Celestion Gold sounds nice.

Celestion G12H30 sounds great in DRs.

G12H30, that the one i was thinking about. How do you install a Celestion into a DR? Aren't they holes different?
 

Steve Dallas

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You have to break off 4 of the posts.

I don't know that any of the speakers will give you earlier breakup though. The P12Q breaks up pretty fast.
 

revgsmall

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I recently put two Jensen P12Q's in one of my Fender Pro's and they are absolutely fantastic. It has the best fender sound I've ever obtained and I have owned literally dozens of Fenders over the years. The speakers/amp breaks up at about 4 1/2 just like a good Fender does. I am not sure why you are not getting good results. Maybe you have a celestion sound in the back of your head that wants to come out :)

You may want to try a more efficient speaker like an Eminence Red White and Blue. I put one of them in a Vox AC-15 to bring up the bottom end a bit. It seems like overkill since the speaker is rated at like 150 watts but it really brought out the fine chime of the Vox and beefed up the lows a touch.
 

Kelsey

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The Jensen Neo 12 might give you what you want, except for speaker breakup. The Canabis Rex would fatten things up nicely, too, but again without much speaker breakup.
 

Bikedude

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After I installed the Eminence CRex in my DRRI, I then could get some nice tone using my OD pedals. Before the CRex, the OD tone was shrill and frizzy. Very nice upgrade, and cheap too. I paid about $75 from bltsound. Happy Modding
 

Zane

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I have a 50w Weber Blue Dog in my Oldfield Club D'Luxe (BD DR clone)
it sounds great ang is about 1/2 the price of a Celestion Gold...
 




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